Uefa boss bemoans unfair travel plans for fans at Euro 2020

Written by on July 10, 2021

Uefa President, Aleksander Ceferin, says Euro 2020 has been unfair for fans and a challenge for teams because of the vast difference in distances they have had to travel during the tournament.

England play Italy in Sunday’s final at Wembley after a championship that has been played in cities in 11 countrie
Switzerland travelled the furthest, 15,485km while Scotland clocked up the shortest at 1,108km.

Speaking with Newsmen ahead of the finals between Italy and England, Ceferin conceded that the format had been “too challenging”.

Matches have been held in London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Seville, Munich, Baku, Rome, Bucharest and Budapest.

Belgium, knocked out in the quarter-finals, travelled the second furthest at 10, 245km.

The format was called a “joke” by Wales captain Chris Gunter after his side were beaten in the last-16 by Denmark in Amsterdam, having travelled a total of 9,156km. 

England, who also played their last-16 and semi-final games at Wembley have only travelled 3,874km in the tournament, for their quarter-final against Ukraine in Rome.

Italy, who played their last-16 game at Wembley before going to Munich for their quarter-final win over Belgium, and returning to London for the semi-final and final, have Also travelled 4,714km.

Credit: BBC

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